With 68,615 attending the 2017 Show, AHR Expo superseded its former all-time attendance record of 61,674 (set at the 2015 Show in Chicago) by 11.2 percent. This number was also 28.7 percent greater than the overall attendance (totaling 53,324) at the last AHR Expo held in Las Vegas in 2011.
There are some trends building steam in the home appliance industry. After a long period of sameness, the major appliance industry is undergoing a design and innovation renaissance and the changes have only just begun.
Don’t be surprised if your next refrigerator arrives with a 20-inch high resolution color LCD display, touch screen interface and WiFi connectivity. More and more appliances are integrating sophisticated user interfaces along with the ability to communicate with their owners or the internet as part of a “smart home.”
Once the decision has been made to use an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company, selecting one involves several steps. Although most EMS companies perform the same basic services, every EMS is different.
Clean input power for appliances is more important than ever in modern manufacturing facilities. In years past, all loads that were connected to AC supply lines were either resistive loads, such as light bulbs and heaters, or simple inductive loads, such as fixed-speed AC motors.
The large number of certifications gives product developers broad supply chain options for building lighting solutions, energy devices, sensors, controllers, gateways and other IoT objects that will work together using the industry’s most widely deployed common language between IoT devices.